Las Cruces victims' assistance unit seeks volunteers

Las Cruces victims' assistance unit seeks volunteers
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:49pm

Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining the Crisis Intervention Response Team.

The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police officers and detectives in offering assistance to victims of crimes. Volunteering for CIRT is a unique opportunity for those interested in a career in law enforcement or as a victim’s advocate, or college students who want experience in law enforcement or social work.

CIRT volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
  • Have a vehicle and proof of insurance.
  • Live within Las Cruces or in close proximity to the city.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

CIRT volunteers serve on-call, and sometimes overnight hours on weekends and possibly on holidays usually between the hours of 5 p.m. Fridays to 8 a.m. Mondays.

The Las Cruces Police Department provides 40 hours of training which is mandatory for all volunteers and must be completed prior to serving as a CIRT volunteer.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and training is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1.

For more information or to volunteer for the Crisis Intervention Response Team contact Tommi Fisher via email at tofisher@las-cruces.org, Lynda Montalvo at lmontalvo@las-cruces.org, or call the Victims’ Assistance Unit at (575) 528-4111.
 

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